In early September, our partners from FutureGov and Studio TILT came to Moldova to meet the police. They spent a full week at the station, sitting side by side with officers, collaborating on some design thinking in the UNDP-supported refurbishing of one community’s police station. I sat down with the consultants, Simone Carrier and Oliver… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Development 2.0
It all started with the renovation of a police station in Chișinău. The question: Why don’t we redesign the space from the perspective of both provider (police) and user (community)? At that moment, neither we, nor our partners from the municipal police department, could have imagined what that would entail. We soon realized that changing the… Read more »
It’s not the ‘what’ but the ‘why’ that intrigues Kit Lykketoft. As Deputy Director of MindLab Denmark, Kit’s work focuses on user involvement, cross-departmental cooperation, and innovation in the public sector. We met up with her in Podgorica, where she was giving the keynote speech to the audience gathered for UNDP’s global Shift week of innovation… Read more »
In Kosovo, we’re looking ahead – and to do that we are using Futurescaper. We’re using this innovative platform for three key reasons: To dive deeper in the analysis To engage the public further To accelerate our understanding of the issues of youth unemployment in Kosovo
112 is one of the most dialed phone numbers in Georgia. In 2013 alone, over eight million emergency calls were made to this national response hotline. Their website lists emergency services available for children, a video tour, and frequently asked questions for those who may need immediate help. They provide everything for everyone – except… Read more »
How can we innovate the way we tell stories to make sure they truly stand out? Telling the development story compellingly isn’t always easy: change is complicated, messy, and nuanced.
What do online gaming and peacebuilding have in common? One simple answer is they both need people to do the job together. To succeed in both building peace and network gaming, you have to be willing to communicate openly. It’s the only way to achieve any meaningful progress.
In the second installment of our conversation on scaling up in development, Kostas Mallios talks about how planning a project is like playing football, what real impact looks like, and why you have to “rig the system.”
In last week’s blog post, I wrote about the hackathon idea, and how we’re planning it to use it in Belarus to kick off Shift week. We chose to explore three overarching themes: healthy lifestyles, environmental protection, and disability-friendly employment. We held an open call for ideas and out of the 20 applications received, nine seemed like… Read more »
Access to open data is transforming the way we live of our lives, and the conversation in our region is just beginning. Governments are opening their data, joining the Open Government Partnership, and trying to work together with the civil society organizations and the private sector to build an open data ecosystem in their countries…. Read more »